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The CIAC commends the schools listed below for voluntarily committing to follow the Class Act School standards and promote sound sportsmanship principles in our schools.

Schools can voluntarily opt-in as Class Act Schools via the Online Eligibility Center

CAS-CIAC has also created a new Student Athletic Advisory Board, to empower students to promote good sportsmanship within their leagues and address other issues regarding athletics.
Click on the “SAAB” tab on this page for more info.

BERKSHIRE LEAGUE
GILBERT
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Sue Sojka
Athletic Director: Don Crossman
Student Leader: Liz Wexler
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HOUSATONIC REGIONAL
Class Act Commitment Date: December 07, 2018
Principal: Ian Strever
Athletic Director: Anne Macneil
Student Leader: TBA
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NONNEWAUG
Class Act Commitment Date: January 20, 2017
Principal: Julie Luby
Athletic Director: Declan Curtin
Student Leader: Jen Charette
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NORTHWESTERN
Class Act Commitment Date: October 13, 2018
Principal: Ken Chichester
Athletic Director: Fred Williams
Student Leader: TBA
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SHEPAUG VALLEY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Kimberly Gallo
Athletic Director: Matthew Perachi
Student Leader: Alan Stinson
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CAPITOL REGION ATHLETIC LEAGUE
ACHIEVEMENT FIRST
Class Act Commitment Date: September 16, 2018
Principal: Ben Cruz
Athletic Director: Fernando Morales
Student Leader: Makhi Buckly
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AEROSPACE
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Adam Johnson
Athletic Director: Jonathan Winer
Student Leader: Jonathan Jacobs
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CIVIC LEADERSHIP
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Jeff Larson
Athletic Director: Jonathan Winer
Student Leader: Trenton Jackson
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INNOVATION
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Karen Mooney
Athletic Director: Jonathan Winer
Student Leader: Lydia Bishop
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MLC
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Sasha Douglas
Athletic Director: Jonathan Winer
Student Leader: Trenyce Taylor
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PARISH HILL
Class Act Commitment Date: September 27, 2018
Principal: Brian Tedeschi
Athletic Director: John Krot
Student Leader: Maggie Bolduc
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UNIVERSITY
Class Act Commitment Date: September 19, 2018
Principal: Sean Tomany
Athletic Director: Matt Shea
Student Leader: Travis Brown
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CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE
AVON
Class Act Commitment Date: December 06, 2017
Principal: Mike Renkawitz
Athletic Director: Tim Filon
Student Leader: Rachel Spivak
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BERLIN
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Eileen Eustis
Athletic Director: Jeff Mauri
Student Leader: Alex Halkias
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BLOOMFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Daniel Moleti
Athletic Director: Tammy Schondelmayer
Student Leader: Elicia Colon
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BRISTOL CENTRAL
Class Act Commitment Date: September 26, 2017
Principal: Mr. Peter L. Wininger
Athletic Director: Christopher Cassin
Student Leader: Mackenzie Lindroth
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EAST CATHOLIC
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Thomas E. Maynard
Athletic Director: Jon Dahlquist
Student Leader: Tito Pasqualoni
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ENFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: April 04, 2019
Principal: Erin Clark
Athletic Director: Cory O'Connell
Student Leader: Cameron Carlin
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GLASTONBURY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Dr. Nancy Bean
Athletic Director: Trish Witkin, CMAA
Student Leader: TBD
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LEWIS MILLS
Class Act Commitment Date: October 23, 2017
Principal: Chris Rau
Athletic Director: Dave Francalangia
Student Leader: Chris Sederquist
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MANCHESTER
Class Act Commitment Date: December 14, 2018
Principal: Katelyn Miner
Athletic Director: Lindsey Boutilier
Student Leader: Colin Zorger
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MIDDLETOWN
Class Act Commitment Date: January 27, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Colleen Weiner
Athletic Director: Elisha De Jesus
Student Leader: Aliyah Hayes
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NEWINGTON
Class Act Commitment Date: September 28, 2018
Principal: Ms. Terra Tigno
Athletic Director: Christopher Meyers
Student Leader: Sara Caceres
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PLAINVILLE
Class Act Commitment Date: January 19, 2017
Principal: Carl Johnson
Athletic Director: Mr. Chris Farrell
Student Leader: Nick Costantini
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ROCKY HILL
Class Act Commitment Date: September 20, 2018
Principal: Mario Almeida
Athletic Director: Rich Seidman
Student Leader: TBA
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SIMSBURY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Steve Patrina
Athletic Director: Jeffrey Pinney
Student Leader: Steven Sparks
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SOUTHINGTON
Class Act Commitment Date: May 25, 2017
Principal: Frank Pepe
Athletic Director: Howie Hewitt Interim
Student Leader: Jeremy Mercier
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TOLLAND
Class Act Commitment Date: October 24, 2018
Principal: Dominique Fox
Athletic Director: Todd Zenczak
Student Leader: Tim Restall
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CONNECTICUT TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
ABBOTT TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Stacy L. Butkus
Athletic Director: Jonathan P. Nadeau
Student Leader: Sydney Rivera/Ciara Hubertus
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CHENEY TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: March 22, 2019
Principal: Mr. Robert Sartoris
Athletic Director: Frederick Huhn
Student Leader: Sofia Moreno-Sanchez
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ELLIS TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Dr. Brian Mignault
Athletic Director: Brooke DiFormato
Student Leader: Matt Fitzpatrick
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GOODWIN TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal: Anabelle Diaz-Santiago
Athletic Director: Joseph Granja
Student Leader: Korina Trammell
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GRASSO TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Patricia M. Feeney
Athletic Director: Gregg Antoch
Student Leader: Rhema Phillips
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KAYNOR TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal: David Telesca
Athletic Director: Kathy Patrick
Student Leader: Scott Dalesio
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NORWICH TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: January 11, 2017
Principal: Patricia King
Athletic Director: Timothy DeLucia
Student Leader: Josh Brown
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O'BRIEN TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal: Laurie LeBouthillier
Athletic Director: Sue Schryver
Student Leader: Nathan Shulik
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PLATT TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Scott Zito
Athletic Director: Susan Murphy
Student Leader: JJ Pedersen
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VINAL TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: September 21, 2017
Principal: Javette Giannelli-Allen
Athletic Director: Eric Sawyer
Student Leader: Mark Francis
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WILCOX TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 31, 2018
Principal: Mrs. Stacy Butkus
Athletic Director: Steve Wodarski
Student Leader: Tatiana Gonzalez / Katie Kearney
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WINDHAM TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: May 22, 2017
Principal: Eric Hilversum
Athletic Director: Elizabeth Scheff
Student Leader: Justin Graubaum
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WOLCOTT TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: January 10, 2017
Principal: Rich Shellman
Athletic Director: Ray Tanguay
Student Leader: Will utilize team captains until a leader is selected
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WRIGHT TECH
Class Act Commitment Date: December 07, 2018
Principal: Phyllis Bartoli
Athletic Director: Robert Kucharski
Student Leader: Grace Kenny
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EASTERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE
BACON ACADEMY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal: Matt Peel
Athletic Director: Kevin Burke
Student Leader: David Fox
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EAST LYME
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal: Mike Susi
Athletic Director: Steve Hargis
Student Leader: Sydney Iannantuono
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FITCH
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Edward Keleher
Athletic Director: Marc Romano
Student Leader: Devyn Lyon
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GRISWOLD
Class Act Commitment Date: December 18, 2017
Principal: Erin Palonen
Athletic Director: Stephen Cravinho
Student Leader: Mathew DePonte
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KILLINGLY
Class Act Commitment Date: December 06, 2016
Principal: Ms. Elise Guari
Athletic Director: Kevin Marcoux
Student Leader: Sou Souvanhnaphan
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LEDYARD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 16, 2017
Principal: Ms. Amanda Fagan
Athletic Director: James Buonocore
Student Leader: Tajeah Winston
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LYMAN MEMORIAL
Class Act Commitment Date: December 05, 2017
Principal: Mr. James C. Apicelli
Athletic Director: Scott Elliott
Student Leader: Amy Matson
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NEW LONDON
Class Act Commitment Date: August 23, 2018
Principal: Laurelle Texidor
Athletic Director: Lawrence Washington
Student Leader: Zeraiah Ramos
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NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
Class Act Commitment Date: September 26, 2017
Principal: David Klein
Athletic Director: Roy Wentworth
Student Leader: Alex Jacobik
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PUTNAM
Class Act Commitment Date: November 16, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Jacqueline Vetrovec
Athletic Director: Glenn Senecal
Student Leader: Scott Davagian
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ST. BERNARD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2017
Principal: Donald Macrino
Athletic Director: Susan Griffin
Student Leader: Hunter Baillargeon
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STONINGTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 06, 2017
Principal: Mark Friese
Athletic Director: Bryan Morrone
Student Leader: Tyler Fidrych
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TOURTELLOTTE
Class Act Commitment Date: December 08, 2017
Principal: Megan Baker
Athletic Director: Deb Spinelli
Student Leader: Mary Steglitz
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WATERFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 20, 2017
Principal: Mr. Andre Hauser
Athletic Director: Chris Landry
Student Leader: Liam Spellman
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WHEELER
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Kristen St. Germain
Athletic Director: Mrs. Ellen Turner
Student Leader: Gracie Anderson
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WINDHAM
Class Act Commitment Date: October 25, 2018
Principal: Pam Cavanagh
Athletic Director: James Thompson
Student Leader: Cecilia Hunter
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WOODSTOCK ACADEMY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mrs. Holly Singleton
Athletic Director: Sean Saucier
Student Leader: Luis Miranda
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
BRIEN MCMAHON
Class Act Commitment Date: May 05, 2017
Principal: Scott Hurwitz
Athletic Director: John Cross
Student Leader: Tatiana Arias
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NORWALK
Class Act Commitment Date: October 17, 2018
Principal: Reginald Roberts
Athletic Director: Doug Marchetti
Student Leader: Sam White
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ST. JOSEPH
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Dr. James P. Keane
Athletic Director: Kevin Butler
Student Leader: Sophia Jagoe-Seidl
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STAMFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: December 09, 2016
Principal: Ray Manka
Athletic Director: Chris Passamano
Student Leader: Justin Wexler
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STAPLES
Class Act Commitment Date: October 02, 2018
Principal: James D'Amico
Athletic Director: Marty Lisevick
Student Leader: Zach Horowitz
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WESTHILL
Class Act Commitment Date: November 28, 2016
Principal: Mike Rinaldi
Athletic Director: Dick Cerone
Student Leader: Paige Sottosanti
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WILTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Robert O`Donnell
Athletic Director: Chris McDougal
Student Leader: Drew Phillips
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NAUGATUCK VALLEY LEAGUE
DERBY
Class Act Commitment Date: September 25, 2017
Principal: Martin Pascale
Athletic Director: Matthew Bradshaw
Student Leader: Sara Gerckens
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HOLY CROSS
Class Act Commitment Date: January 09, 2017
Principal: Mr. Thomas Pompei
Athletic Director: Jerry Ciarleglio
Student Leader: Julia Mecca/ Dillon Sanzari
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SACRED HEART
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Anthony R. Azzara
Athletic Director: Michael F. Madden, Jr.
Student Leader: Jenna Madigan
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SEYMOUR
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. James Freund
Athletic Director: Ernie DiStasi
Student Leader: Cade Klarides-Ditria
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ST. PAUL CATHOLIC
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr, Cary Dupont
Athletic Director: David Dennehy
Student Leader: Aidan Riley & Grace Carabetta
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TORRINGTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 29, 2018
Principal: Rbin Ledversis
Athletic Director: Michael McKenna
Student Leader: Olivia Smith
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WOLCOTT
Class Act Commitment Date: December 13, 2016
Principal: Walter Drewry
Athletic Director: Tanya Adorno
Student Leader: Alyson Garofalo
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WOODLAND
Class Act Commitment Date: September 21, 2017
Principal: Kurt Ogren
Athletic Director: Chris Decker
Student Leader: Anna Witkowski
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NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE
CANTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Andrew DiPippo
Athletic Director: Kim Church, CMAA
Student Leader: Carter Gavin
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COVENTRY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Joseph Blake
Athletic Director: Patrick Cox
Student Leader: Lydia Tata
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EAST WINDSOR
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Edward Keleher
Athletic Director: Steven Burndrett
Student Leader: Devin Lollar
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GRANBY MEMORIAL
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mike Dunn
Athletic Director: Brian Maltese
Student Leader: Olivia DeGray
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SOMERS
Class Act Commitment Date: September 29, 2019
Principal: Mr. Gary Cotzin
Athletic Director: Alan Walker
Student Leader: Kylie Raymond
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STAFFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Marco Pelliccia
Athletic Director: Damian Frassinelli
Student Leader: Miranda Griffith
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SUFFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Mr. Jim Blain
Athletic Director: Mike Bosworth
Student Leader: Kaitlin Girardini
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SHORELINE CONFERENCE
COGINCHAUG
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Brian Falcone
Athletic Director: Todd Petronio
Student Leader: Tanner Jameson
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CROMWELL
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mrs. Fran DiFiore
Athletic Director: Kelly Maher
Student Leader: Sadie Budzik
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HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Donna Hayward
Athletic Director: Lynne Flint
Student Leader: Kate Porter
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HALE RAY
Class Act Commitment Date: December 13, 2016
Principal: Mr. Chris eckert
Athletic Director: Marty Ryczek
Student Leader: Zachery Corey
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MORGAN
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Keri Hagness
Athletic Director: Lew Pappariella
Student Leader: Alyssa LeMay
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NORTH BRANFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: January 03, 2017
Principal: Mr. Todd Stoeffler
Athletic Director: Lori Connelly
Student Leader: Morgan Violette
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OLD LYME
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: James Wygonik
Athletic Director: Hildie Heck
Student Leader: Olin Frederiks/Brynn McGlinchey
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OLD SAYBROOK
Class Act Commitment Date: October 17, 2017
Principal: Sheila Riffle
Athletic Director: Mike Cunningham
Student Leader: Luke Duffy
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PORTLAND
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Ms. Kathryn Lawson
Athletic Director: Christopher Serra
Student Leader: Grant Collins
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VALLEY REGIONAL
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Michael Barile
Athletic Director: Jeff Swan
Student Leader: Morgan Bakoledis
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WESTBROOK
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Ms. Tara Winch
Athletic Director: Teg Cosgriff CMAA
Student Leader: David McCain
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SOUTH WESTERN CONFERENCE
BETHEL
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Chris Troetti
Athletic Director: Mark Caron
Student Leader: Emily Lane
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BROOKFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mr. Marc Balanda
Athletic Director: Stephen Baldwin
Student Leader: Jamie Hiatrides
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BUNNELL
Class Act Commitment Date: December 20, 2016
Principal: Dr. Nancy Dowling
Athletic Director: Wayne Thrall
Student Leader: Dardielle Exantus
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IMMACULATE
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Wendy Neil
Athletic Director: Nelson Mingachos
Student Leader: Isaiah payton
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JOEL BARLOW
Class Act Commitment Date: November 21, 2016
Principal: Gina Pin
Athletic Director: Michael Santangeli
Student Leader: Ryan Lutinski
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KOLBE CATHEDRAL
Class Act Commitment Date: April 24, 2018
Principal: Ms. Camille Figluizzi
Athletic Director: Lisa Hodges
Student Leader: Sabrina DaSilva
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MASUK
Class Act Commitment Date: October 03, 2017
Principal: Dr. Jake Greenwood
Athletic Director: John DeGennaro
Student Leader: Ryan Winkler
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NEW FAIRFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: January 31, 2017
Principal: Michael Clarke, Interim
Athletic Director: Mary Stolle
Student Leader: TBD
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NEW MILFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: December 15, 2016
Principal: Mr. Greg Shugrue
Athletic Director: Keith Lipinsky
Student Leader: Jack Hayes
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NEWTOWN
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Kimberly Longobucco
Athletic Director: Matthew Memoli
Student Leader: Amy Sapenter
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NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD
Class Act Commitment Date: January 23, 2018
Principal: Mr. Christopher Cipriano
Athletic Director: Rob Bleggi
Student Leader: Student Council President
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POMPERAUG
Class Act Commitment Date: May 01, 2018
Principal: Mr. Glenn Lungarini
Athletic Director: Ron Plasky
Student Leader: Maddie Villa
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STRATFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: December 07, 2016
Principal: Jack Dellapiano
Athletic Director: Tony DeAngelo
Student Leader: Helen LeFever
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WESTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Ms. Lisa Deorio
Athletic Director: Mark Berkowitz
Student Leader: Mary Kohn/ Rebecca Strouch
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SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE
AMITY
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Anna Mahon
Athletic Director: Ernie Goodwin, CAA
Student Leader: Colin Roy
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BRANFORD
Class Act Commitment Date: December 11, 2017
Principal: Mr. Lee Panagoulias
Athletic Director: Jake Palluzzi / Savas Synodi
Student Leader: Melanie Sachs and Justin Dombrowski
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CHESHIRE
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal: Dr Mary Gadd
Athletic Director: Steve Trifone
Student Leader: Jack Hickey
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DANIEL HAND
Class Act Commitment Date: November 22, 2016
Principal: Mr. Anthony R. Salutari
Athletic Director: Craig W. Semple
Student Leader: Glenna-Kate Gies
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EAST HAVEN
Class Act Commitment Date: December 02, 2016
Principal: Vin DeNuzzo
Athletic Director: Anthony Verderame
Student Leader: TBA
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FORAN
Class Act Commitment Date: December 22, 2016
Principal: Mr. Max Berkowitz
Athletic Director: Anthony Vitelli
Student Leader: Matt Cruz, Emma Longley, Caleb Tondora, Brittney Lynch
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JONATHAN LAW
Class Act Commitment Date: August 09, 2017
Principal: Mr. Fran Thompson
Athletic Director: VJ Sarullo
Student Leader: All Fall Captains
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LAURALTON HALL
Class Act Commitment Date: January 10, 2017
Principal: Elizabeth Miller
Athletic Director: Jennifer Casceillo
Student Leader: TBD
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NORTH HAVEN
Class Act Commitment Date: January 30, 2017
Principal: Dr. Russell Dallai
Athletic Director: Steve Blumenthal
Student Leader: Maia Annunziato
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SHEEHAN
Class Act Commitment Date: January 17, 2017
Principal: Mr. Enzo Zocco
Athletic Director: Chris Dailey
Student Leader: TBA
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SHELTON
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal: Mrs. Kathy Riddle
Athletic Director: John Niski
Student Leader: Courtney Litts
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WEST HAVEN
Class Act Commitment Date: January 11, 2017
Principal: Mrs. Dana Paredes
Athletic Director: Jonathan Capone
Student Leader: Lauren Lewis
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The CIAC’s Class Act Schools initiative is designed to empower schools and particularly students to take ownership for all issues related to sportsmanship within the athletics department. Schools will have the opportunity to opt-in as an official Class Act School. Doing so includes striving to follow an established set of guidelines for behavior at sporting events, and creating a student-led group to monitor and address sportsmanship concerns within the school. The CIAC will serve as the sponsor for the program, which aims to provide a framework enabling schools to promote, encourage, and monitor positive sportsmanship within their departments.

The behavioral guidelines that are part of the Class Act Schools program were developed through collaboration and discussion with students, coaches and athletics directors at previous CIAC Sportsmanship Conferences and are intended to create a consistent framework for acceptable behavior from all athletics stakeholders including participants, coaches, students, and parents. The guidelines for the Class Act School program can be found by clicking on the “Class Act Standards” tab above.

“One of the biggest challenges our membership has expressed to us in trying to promote positive sportsmanship is consistency. Actions that one school might not object to are considered inappropriate at another school,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Karissa Niehoff stated. “By choosing to be a part of the program a school is defining what is considered acceptable actions within interscholastic athletics, and then challenging its student leaders to address concerns either within their school or with an opponent.”

CLASS ACT STANDARDS
The CIAC acknowledges that the school administration is responsible for the athletic program, including the making of broad and specific policies and procedures relating to sportsmanship and the conduct of activities in the school. To that end, the CIAC urges each school principal to adopt the following sportsmanship procedures and standards for their school and to champion the “Class Act” sportsmanship program as these standards will be used in all CIAC post-season contests. As a result of declaring and showing proof of adhering to these standards, a school will receive some (as yet to be determined) recognition of having achieved and maintained this honor. The school should form a student based council that will assist the athletic department in overseeing the implementation of and adherence to these standards.

CIAC Sportsmanship Guidelines

  • The CIAC requires that all school personnel – administrators, faculty, and coaches – give special and specific emphasis about CIAC’s expectations for good sportsmanship during the regular season as well as CIAC tournaments requiring that athletes and members of the student body conduct themselves in a manner that reflects nothing but credit upon your school. Any unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of students and adults is unacceptable and will be addressed with strong and appropriate measures.
  • The CIAC sportsmanship standards should be as widely disseminated as possible using the student-parent handbook, student-athlete handbook, school newspaper, parent newsletter, school web site and the local media.
  • The CIAC sportsmanship standards for spectators should be read by PA announcers prior to each contest.
  • The CIAC sportsmanship standards of conduct be prominently posted at all sports venues.
  • When event programs are provided, the CIAC sportsmanship standards be included.
  • Member schools require having athletes, parents/guardians, sign an acknowledgement which would show that they have read the student-athlete handbook and understand the CIAC sportsmanship standards.
  • Member schools work with community officials to insure that levels of the CIAC sportsmanship standards are enforced when contests are held at their school and at non-school facilities.
  • The CIAC and the CIAC sports committees insist the CIAC sportsmanship standards be rigorously enforced at all regular season contests and at all CIAC tournament contests. This is particularly important when contests are held at non-school sites.
  • Member schools will conduct a pre-season meeting with student-athletes, coaches and parents to review the CIAC sportsmanship standards.
  • Member schools should communicate with opposing schools and inform them they are a “Class Act School” and provide them with the CIAC sportsmanship standards which will be strictly adhered to.
  • Member schools hosting a game should make available to visiting schools necessary game information – includes directions for parking, location of ticket booths, seating arrangement, ticket prices, game time, directions for each game site.
  • Member schools hosting a game should designate specific seating areas for students, bands, adults and visitors. If possible, opposing student bodies should be separated.
  • Member schools hosting a game should arrange for adequate police supervision.
  • When possible the member schools hosting a game should assign officials to dressing facilities separated from both teams. Provides escorts for the officials when it appears that disturbances may develop.
  • Member schools should take measures to prevent fans from getting near or on the playing area and around the players benches. After the contest, prevents fans from going onto the playing area.
  • Member schools should provide for adequate supervision of students and facilities. Supervisors should sit in the stands with the students.
  • Member schools should support and adhere to ALL the following CIAC standards.

 ALL Spectators (including parents):

  • Will adhere to the host school’s acceptable dress code at all home and away contests commensurate with classroom behavior. For CIAC tournament contests all spectators will be appropriately attired with their torso completely covered and with no visible degrading or demeaning writings/logos.
  • Any signs displayed must be positive in nature, reference only the school supported by the sign maker, and must be pre-approved by the athletic director of the school referenced in the sign.
  • During outdoor sports, no air horns or horns of any kind or whistles will be used, and any other noisemakers will be allowed with the host athletic director’s approval and only be used during “dead ball” situations to celebrate good play. During indoor sports, no noisemakers will be used. Pep bands are allowable at a home contest if the school provides adult supervision and the band only plays during “dead ball” situations.
  • Spectators will cheer positively to support their team, will not cheer negatively against the opponent.
  • Spectators will show respect for the game officials and their decisions.
  • Spectators will show respect for the playing of the National Anthem.

Game Personnel/Announcers:

  • Will explain and consistently enforce host school expectations for spectators.
  • Will be enthusiastic but not show favoritism while making announcements, and never publicly question or criticize the players, coaches, or officials.
  • Will encourage respect for the National Anthem and remind spectators to remove caps and stand.

Coaches:

  • Will exemplify high moral character, behavior and leadership, lead by example, and set a standard for players and spectators to follow both on and off the athletic arena.
  • Will teach players the rules of the game and to respect the game, and will take action when athletes exhibit poor sportsmanship.
  • Will respect the integrity and judgement of officials and will not publicly criticize or question the decisions of officials.
  • Will be aware of the competitive balance of contests and will manage the score in a manner that is sportsmanlike and respectful of opponents.

Players:

  • Will accept the responsibility and privilege the student-athlete has in representing their school and community by learning and showing teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline in all aspects of the game.
  • Will demonstrate respect for self, coach, teammates, opponents, officials and spectators by exhibiting good character and conducting themselves as a positive role model.
  • Will win and lose graciously.
  • Will cheer for your team, not against your opponent.
  • Will congratulate opponents in a sincere manner following either victory or defeat.
Student Athletic Advisory Board

CAS-CIAC is excited to announce the second year of the Student Athletic Advisory Board. Class Act schools will continue to be able to have a statewide advisory board of students to promote good sportsmanship within their leagues and to address other issues regarding athletics. In addition, students will be able to share highlights within their leagues so that they can learn from each other and take great ideas back to their leagues. Students will continue to have a voice to educate and promote respect, teamwork, and character in all of our Class Act schools and beyond.

2019-20 Meeting Dates
• October 15, 2019
• January 28, 2020
• March 17, 2020
• June 2, 2020

Application Process
• The SAAB will consist of 4 students from each league
• 4 students with each student representing a different “Class Act” school within the league
• Complete an application (available below)
• Write a letter of interest
• Submit a recommendation letter from a teacher, coach, or any staff member

Applications should be submitted to the Athletic Directors when completed by September 27, 2020. Commissioners must send in selections to Cherese Miller at cmilleratcasciacdotorg by October 4, 2020.

Please note: Student-athletes may continue to serve on the board once selected until they graduate. They DO NOT need to reapply. Only new student-athletes need to apply. It is up to the league to decide how they would like to make selections each year.

The Class Act Schools program is a school and student-driven initiative powered by the successes and sharing of our schools. This is a chance to show your work!

Share your positive sportsmanship experiences and ideas on social media using #ClassActSportsmanship on your favorite social media sites, and/or email them directly to jcooksonatcasciacdotorg and we will share them all on this page.

  • Brookfield High School has embraced the Class Act Program and continues to find ways to expand and improve the program.

  • Killingly High School has created the following audio clip highlighting the Class Act standards which is played before sporting events.
  • The Capitol Region Athletic League has a student-sponsored initiative where athletes come together before and after games and exchange bracelets stating the shared emphasis on sportsmanship

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To help you promote this program in your school, we have two companies sponsoring signs and t-shirts displaying our “Class Act” logo at drastically reduced prices.

If a school observes behavior inconsistent with the Class Act Standards, the following steps should be followed:
Note: The CIAC should be notified immediately on all matters of a serious nature.
Step 1: The school observing a behavior inconsistent with the Class Act Standards should contact the opponent directly and identify the specific incident or concern. The school receiving the concern should relay the concern/incident to the Class Act Leadership Council, address it, and reply to the school submitting the concern explaining how the concern was addressed.

Step 2: If the concern/incident was not satisfactorily addressed, the school which observed the issue initially should notify Gregg Simon at the CIAC ( gsimonatcasciacdotorg ).